Languages!

The Plan

Books

languages

Counting Ovejas by Sarah Weeks
Everywhere the Cow Says Moo! by Ellen Slusky Weinstein
Say, Hello! by Rachel Isadora
Where’s Spot? By Eric Hill

Extension Activities

Flannelboard: Braille Match

Flannelboard: “Ratoncito, Ratoncito”

Action Rhyme: “My Hands Say Thank You” (Sign THANK YOU)
My hands say thank you with a clap, clap, clap
My feet say thank you with a tap, tap, tap
My head says thank you with a shake, shake, shake
My heart says thank you with a kiss to take
Credit: American Library Association

Song: “Frere Jacques”
Frère Jacques, frère Jacques,
Dormez-vous ? Dormez-vous ?
Sonnez les matines! Sonnez les matines!
Ding, daing, dong. Ding, daing, dong.
Credit: Childhood

Song: “Los Pollitos Dicen”
Los pollitos dicen, pío, pío, pío,
Cuando tienen hambre, cuando tienen frío.
La gallina busca, el maíz y el trigo,
Les dá la comida, y les presta abrigo.
Credit: Library School

Craft

I put out foam stickers and let the families spell out whatever words in whatever languages they wanted to!

How It Went

Thursday morning
This was a bittersweet storytime because it was my very last at my old job. It was an amazing theme to go out on, and I was so proud of the materials I found and used. Our favorite book was “Where’s Spot?” — which I had on the easel so I could sign the book as I read it. I did focus a bit more on Spanish since that’s our largest language population. I really enjoyed singing in French and Spanish — I could have also done Latin or German, but I figured they didn’t want to hear Carmina Burana or Stille Stille Stille!

2 comments on “Languages!

  1. beth
    May 27, 2014 at 3:43 pm #

    Do you happen to have a link to/photo of your “Braille Match” flannel. I’m curious to see what that is!

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